tons—war or otherwise—below, the Medford Publishing Company has taken the old house and in its first issue of the Mercury, there printed, gave an account of its history.
Its existence covers the period of constitutional government of our country.
All our presidential campaigns, our wars and our politics have there been discussed.
Past its old walls the Medford men of 1861, of 1898 and 1918 have marched away, the latter to help do away with the royal motto that so recently was Meinself und Gott.
It was fitting that from out these old walls the following issue of the Mercury should send out the story of how Medford received the news of their success and of the retirement of the senior partner on November 11th, and how it celebrated Victory Day.
Excepting the removal of the front door and the introduction of plate glass, the general appearance of the old Porter house has changed but little.
Its builders did their work well, as time has proved.
They had none of the modern applian